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Libya parliament in two minds over UN-backed government

(DW.com) Libya’s parliament has postponed a vote of confidence on a UN-backed unity government. The international community sees the proposed government as the best hope for Libya, but parliament remains split. The internationally-recognized parliament was to have met Monday in the eastern city of Tobruk, but failed to take place …

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Libyan unity govt to start moving into ministries

(Reuters) Libya’s new U.N.-backed unity government has secured six ministry buildings in Tripoli and will take administrative control of some of them on Monday, a deputy prime minister has said, despite the volatile security situation. Libya’s new U.N.-backed unity government has secured six ministry buildings in Tripoli and will take …

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Libyan politicians hit by EU sanctions over new government

(Left: Agilah Saleh, Right: Khalifa Ghweil) (BBC World) The European Union has imposed sanctions on three prominent Libyan politicians opposed to the installation of a UN-backed government. The sanctions target the leaders of two rival administrations that have been vying for power amid the chaos after the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. …

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Libya’s Unity Government Defies Air Blockade to Reach Tripoli

Fayez Serraj, the Libyan prime minister-designate, said Wednesday at a news conference in Tripoli that he would broker a cease-fire among Libya’s myriad factions and confront the Islamic state. (Credit Ismail Zitouny/Reuters) (New York Times) CAIRO — The Libyans who lead a United Nations-backed unity government traveled by sea early Wednesday to …

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